ramstage: prepare for relocation
The current ramstage code contains uses of symbols that cause issues
when the ramstage is relocatable. There are 2 scenarios resolved by this
1. Absolute symbols that are actually sizes/limits. The symbols are
problematic when relocating a program because there is no way to
distinguish a symbol that shouldn't be relocated and one that can.
The only way to handle these symbols is to write a program to post
process the relocations and keep a whitelist of ones that shouldn't
be relocated. I don't believe that is a route that should be taken
so fix the users of these sizes/limits encoded as absolute symbols
to calculate the size at runtime or dereference a variable in memory
containing the size/limit.
2. Absoulte symbols that were relocated to a fixed address. These
absolute symbols are generated by assembly files to be placed at a
fixed location. Again, these symbols are problematic because one
can't distinguish a symbol that can't be relocated. The symbols
are again resolved at runtime to allow for proper relocation.
For the symbols defining a size either use 2 symbols and calculate the
difference or provide a variable in memory containing the size.
Signed-off-by: Aaron Durbin <email@example.com>
Tested-by: build bot (Jenkins)
Reviewed-by: Marc Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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